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Thank you for applying to be a Camp Wojtyla counselor!
As a counselor at Camp Wojtyla, you are asked to dedicate yourself fully for almost ten weeks of the summer to the mission of Camp Wojtyla by working directly with middle school and high school students through Catholic outdoor adventures. As a part of a dynamic team, you will live in close community with camp counselors who share the common goal of growing in holiness and virtue. Your role at Camp Wojtyla is a servant leader. You will serve God by placing prayer as a priority in your day as well as giving of your whole self to the campers and the staff community. Think of this commitment as a ten-week mission trip during which you will grow spiritually and personally through incredible service and adventure.
Throughout the three weeks of staff training, you will be guided in exploring the deepest questions of what it means to be human and love God with your whole heart through a silent retreat, bible studies, rock climbing, high alpine hikes, and backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. You will be trained in outdoor leadership, risk management, and how to evangelize and teach the Word of God. During these three weeks, you will grow in relationship with your fellow counselors and learn what it is to be a part of a Christian community. You will work with your community of counselors to joyfully maintain our mountain “home”, amidst the unique circumstances of wilderness living: cooking in an outdoor kitchen, washing up without running water, erecting twenty-five foot teepees, and maintaining our gear and land as if it were your own. Through these many formative experiences—both planned and organic—Camp Wojtyla offers a unique opportunity for intense growth and discovery of who God has created you to be.
Because the experience is one of growing in community and serving each other, the campers, and the overall mission, counselors are expected to commit to the entire ten weeks. Some exceptions do arise, and we understand. Please be sure to mention those needs in the application.
We look forward to getting to know you throughout this process, and ask you to remain patient and prayerful as we seek the Lord’s will for this summer!
Thank you for your desire to serve,
Annie Powell Renato Sander
Camp Wojtyla Director Assistant Director